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GAA President Speaks Regarding Disputed Christy Ring Cup Final Result

GAA President Speaks Regarding Disputed Christy Ring Cup Final Result

GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghaíl has said on RTE Radio this morning that, if it is found by the Central Competitions Control Committee - when they meet today - that the controversial Christy Ring Cup final between Antrim and Meath (which was initially awarded to Meath by a point) was in fact a draw, then the only solution is to have a replay.

Speaking to RTE's Darren Frehill after making the draw for the first round of the football championship qualifiers, the President was strongly against any proposition that both sides could be acknowledged as winners and progress to the Leinster Championship preliminary group stage next year.

 If the match had ended in a draw, you have to have a winner. You can't have two winners. We have to be fair and honest.

Ó Fearghaíl acknowledged that if most "reports are accurate" then the most likely result is that a draw will be found.

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The committee in charge always take responsibility. The referee's report will be considered and if it is found in the interests of fairness that the game was a draw...that the referee did make a genuine human error...then we will find (a draw).

With the referee admitting his mistake and nearly everyone seemingly agreed on the error, we look set to see the sides line up against each other once more this summer.

Conall Cahill

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